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Date Posted: 1/1/2016 7:15 PM ET
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Welcome to the Random Acts of Kindness thread, also known as the RAOK place. This is where we post things to give away to others, asking NOTHING in return but a thank you. No money or credits are exchanged. We give freely, at our own expense. If you see something you’d like, PM the member with your mailing info. If you are the one mailing, please be sure to put full postage on any packages you send. Members have reported receiving "gifts" with postage due.

Please note that we must abide by PBS rules - NO buying, selling or advertising allowed.

For liability reasons, sorry, but no medications of any kind may be posted in this forum. This includes prescription medicines, over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and supplements.

RAOK rules -
You may not ask for anything in return for the things you post here. Please do not ask for postage, or to swap or trade.
If you ask for a RAOK posted by another member, please do not offer to pay or give something in return. This is not allowed and defeats the purpose of the Random Act of Kindness.  Try to pay it forward and perhaps grant some wishes in the ***I Wish*** thread.
We ask that you do not reply within the thread. We are different from most forums in that way. When we go to ***I Wish***, we see wishes; in ***RAOK***, we see just what’s being given away. If you have a question about it, simply PM the member. All RAOKs should be handled privately between members via PM.
Please do not post single use codes - such as Coke codes - in this forum. Post that you have them and let members PM you for them. It saves all the replies within the thread (as above). You may start a separate thread if you want to post them that way. Or check the ***I Wish*** thread and simply grant a Coke code wish or two. Codes that can be used over and over again are perfectly fine to post here in RAOK.
Please do not ask for ‘everything on your list’ (yes, it’s been done), so that others can have a chance.
One of our most important rules is that you must acknowledge receipt of the things sent to you! This is our biggest problem. People take the time to post, wrap, and mail, and then never know if the package arrived. Please say thanks for what you receive, either by PM or in the ***Thank You*** thread. It’s the polite thing to do, and we all worry about our mail getting through. Those who don't acknowledge a kindness will often find their future requests ignored.
Please include your nickname when you mail out a RAOK. This makes you easier to find and thank.
Be sure to check your listing and edit as needed, so people are not disappointed. We know that life gets in the way and computers crash, but please try.
Credit transactions should take place in the Book Bazaar or by private PM.

RAOK Tips -
Think carefully about what you want to give away before you post. Postage costs these days can be terrible for over-sized or heavy items that cannot go by media mail. We have all been shocked by the postage for something we mailed here; it happens often. Think first! This is a fun place, but you don’t need to empty your wallet by taking part. It’s wonderful to do something nice for others, but be kind to yourself too.

Before you post something to give away, check the ***I Wish*** thread --- someone may already be asking for it!

If you mark "taken" by your items that have been asked for, please do so at the beginning of the line and, if possible, put the word TAKEN in another color so it's easily apparent to our members that something is no longer available. This avoids disappointments and keeps you from getting more requests for an item that has already been claimed.  Or, just edit your post to delete that item.

If one of us contacts you about changing your post, please understand that we have to follow PBS rules and guidelines. Often we have to ask someone to change or delete a post because of that. New things come up here all the time. If something is not appropriate, we will tell you so, and ask you to change it. Remember that the PBS team does oversee the forums. They edit posts and have been known to suspend accounts. We hate to have that happen to our fellow RAOKers when we can take care of problems ourselves.

RAOK reminders for people requesting something that is offered here -
The people offering RAOKs are doing it out of kindness and generosity, often despite limited means.  Please make your requests for those items in the same spirit, and do not ask for anything that was not explicitly offered.  The people posting RAOKs are offering just what they have, and we appreciate them for doing so.  A request for substitutions is not in keeping with the intention of this thread.  If you would accept only a particular color, size, flavor, or other quality of an offered item, then please use the ***I Wish*** thread to ask for the specific item there instead.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to PM me and ask. We are always happy to be of help to members of the RAOK forum, new or old. Thanks for participating in this great part of PBS!  Enjoy!

Date Posted: 1/1/2016 7:46 PM ET
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Alrighty!  I'll start out the New Year with a couple of giveaways smiley

- A new pack of 8 "Headwraps", which are hairbands like THESE (but brown & black tones with some designs) - TAKEN

- One new can of "Republic of Tea" Vanilla Almond (black tea blended with Almonds, Vanilla & natural flavors) unbleached tea bags. - TAKEN

- One new (opened, but not used) NYC Cityproof 24 hr eyeshadow stick in Brooklyn Mocha like this LINK  (I thought this was lip color!  I opened it and realized it's eyeshadow, so I can't return it.  I  hope someone else can use it!). - TAKEN

Happy New Year!

P.S. Irene, no worries on 'being late'.  We appreciate you!!!

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Date Posted: 1/1/2016 8:48 PM ET
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Kellogg's code - Everyone can use this code (Kellogg's Family Rewards)

enter the code KFRSUPERSAVERMOM to score 100 points!

Date Posted: 1/1/2016 9:44 PM ET
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Date Posted: 1/1/2016 11:14 PM ET
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TAKEN  Vera Bradley Cosmetics Bag it is black with a floral print.  

OFFER: 2016 Pocket Calendar - "Escape the Ordinary" printed on front (our summer reading club theme.)

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Date Posted: 1/1/2016 11:32 PM ET
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Is anyone able to use DealFlicks in their area? I have a voucher for 10 dollars but it turns out that DealFlicks isn't offered in my area. You got o dealflicks.com and find a theater near you with a movie you'd like to see. You can then use the voucher for 10 dollars off as you purhase your tickets or snacks. If you can use it, please PM me for the voucher code. :)  TAKEN

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Date Posted: 1/2/2016 12:11 PM ET
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Coke Codes to my coke codes friends.

Date Posted: 1/2/2016 1:43 PM ET
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vintage demitasse spoons: one silver, six stainless

coupon potlucks

sticker potucks

used bubble wrap


multiples of the following coupons:

$1 Colace, no exp date

$2.25 Ensure multipack 6/30/16

$2 Feosol Complete 6/30/16

$2.25 Glucerna multipack 6/30/16

$.50 any Fiber One box 2/29/16

$5 Zyrtec 24+ count 7/1/16

$3 Children's Zyrtec 7/1/16


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Date Posted: 1/2/2016 3:42 PM ET
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I have a copy of Sizzling Sixteen (Stephanie Plum, Bk 16) by Janet Evanovich up for grabs.....just pm me your addy and I will get it right in the mail.....................       TAKEN!


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Date Posted: 1/2/2016 4:08 PM ET
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I have the following items as an ROAK:

Ceramic Salt and Pepper Shakers in the forms of two cardinals, sitting in nest of leaves. - TAKEN

Cosmetic Samples - DHC and Yves Rocher  -    TAKEN

CD Brenda Lee - Golden Hits -  TAKEN

CD Pure Reggae - Various Artists -TAKEN

CD Kenny Rogers and the First Edition - Ruby Don't Take your Love to Town-  TAKEN

Happy New Year.

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Date Posted: 1/2/2016 4:21 PM ET
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Ive got a stuffed small Siamese Kitten, 5 inches tall, its very cute. He is a collectable I think but his tag is missing, this is more for an adult who likes this particular cat., It should sit on a shelf lol     Goes to none other than SilverCat, a few of you liked this particular cat, Ill be on the look out for these from now on for you guys!

Also, someone on PBS loves Bluejays, I have the cutest, fatest, softest, stuffed Bluejay for you. If one of you guys remember who that was who always posted in wishes that she wanted Blue Jay stuff, let me know, Ill get in touch with her. Home found

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Date Posted: 1/2/2016 9:34 PM ET
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I would love to honor my Grandma whose initials are DHL (Grandma is with Grandpa and Jesus♥ in Heaven) by gifting to someone on here, a book tote bag that my Grandma loved. I have had it in my closet for too long and it's just neither honoring Grandma nor serving God in anyway sitting there. For this New Year, it would mean a lot to me to give this bag a new home and life being used. Please PM me if your (or someone you know who loves to read) initials are DHL and yes in that order only please. I normally do not (or care to) put conditions on RAOK's but I pray all of you understand this is special. Thank you and God Bless You!

Does anyone need a SDHC card for their camera? I have an almost new one that is 8GB. I got it a couple years ago, used it briefly and then the camera gave out. I do have a new camera now but already have 2 cards for that.  I'd love to send it to someone who could use it. TAKEN

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My RAOK items -

White mini three wise men figurines (around 2 inches tall)

The Rescuers Down Under Disney VHS

Disc only of Fortress 2/The Harvest

Disc only of the cartoon X-Men - The Legend of Wolverine

Christmas Silent Night 45 RPM Record - Sung by St. Margaret's All Boys Choir

Disc only of Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie

Disc only of he F-16 Story: Out Of The Sun (30 minute documentary)

Disc only of Alien Uprising

Grumpy Cat Greeting Card with Grumpy Cat envelope


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Date Posted: 1/3/2016 7:44 AM ET
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I have the following items to offer for January 2016:


*   TAKEN! A small 3X3" bird picture with a wooden frame   

*   TAKEN! A DVD - "Brothers Of War"

*     TAKEN!  Card fronts from Christmas  


Please send me a PM if there is anything you would like me to send on to you. Thanks!



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Date Posted: 1/3/2016 12:55 PM ET
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Here is what I have to offer this month:

3. I have one sheet of High School Musicial stickers

4. I have one package of Paper Die Cuts of Cowboys. Good for a craft or scrapbooking project.

5. Two new bookmarks from the Wounded Warrior Project.

6. Part of a Mambo Sprouts coupon booklet-{organic food coupons}most of the coupons expire at the end of Feb-to one person please.

7. Recipe to make Powdered Laundry Detergent

8. One $100.00 wine voucher to Naked Wines.com

9. Three recipe cards from the new Betty Crocker calendar

10. One credit card size 2016 calendar

11. One coupon booklet that features Glade,Hefty and Marie Callendar products.

Some of these items are last time offerings. Weather here is cold so I am sending less this month. :)

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skoal coupon

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Date Posted: 1/4/2016 1:26 PM ET
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I have an Advance Uncorrected Proof of "A Gift from Bob - How a Street Cat Helped One Man Learn the Meaning of Christmas" by James Bowen (isbn 9781250048677).  Since we are not allowed to post uncorrected proofs for swapping, I thought I would offer it here.  Send a message with your address if you are interested. TAKEN!

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Subject: Christmas cards
Date Posted: 1/5/2016 7:53 PM ET
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There are one or two members here who use Christmas cards to make new cards to sell for charity/church.  If one of those persons could please contact me, I have a small grouping of cards to send to you.

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Date Posted: 1/6/2016 9:46 PM ET
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i have some card fronts also.

Date Posted: 1/6/2016 10:05 PM ET
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( One Listing per Person- Unless Someone Does Not Claim Items )  PS.  I am not collecting any stickers- Have too many!


1 Items left as of 1/8/16 at 6:00am Eastern Time

TAKEN ►BRAND NEW SEALED- DVD-  American Wedding  Rated R

TAKEN Assortment of Sports Accessory Miniatures for Barbie Doll or Fashion Doll:  Tennis Racket & Bag & 3 mini balls in can, Roller Boogie Bag, Bag with Scuba gear, Handbag, Soccer Ball, Bowling Pin, Gold Plastic Trophy.

TAKEN ► 10 Mesh Jewelry Bags with ties- Small, Mediun & Large-  mostly black, a couple white,  one hot pink, one gold star/tree designs ( To one person )

►  1 New Heavy Plastic  Red Hat Lady Luggage Tag- checkered pattern- pinks & purples  ( Use permanent marker to add  name ) Nice!

TAKEN ► Know  someone engaged to be married? 2 NEW Button/Pins  One says Mr. &  One says Mrs. ( Mr.in Black ) ( Mrs,in Grey ) on Cute display cards- BRAND NEW!

TAKEN ► 4 Cotton Medium size jewelry bags with pull strings- Paisley designs-  3 are Purple with pink/black, 1 white with black/pink design

TAKEN ► Costume jewelry- 1 pair of pierced earrings on card- New-  Mini silver stars with tiny blue stone

If I find more later- I will post- THANK YOU!



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I have added 3 more items to my list.

Date Posted: 1/7/2016 1:57 PM ET
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Used Christmas Cards


Our church uses the fronts of used Christmas cards and any greeting cards (birthday, sympathy, etc.) to make new cards and Scripture books for children. Thanks for sharing!

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Mission Crafts

PO Box 219

Rogers, AR  72757-0219

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Okay...this one is pretty specific:

Taken! - Girl or teen triple zipstyle purse with the monogram "MG" embroidered on it. It is a crossbody style with adjustable strap. Very cute.


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Added to post on page 1

Date Posted: 1/9/2016 10:58 AM ET
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I have 3 Christmas cat ornaments to offer up. These are cross-stitched (?) not sure if that's right, where the yarn is stitched onto the plastic grid. Each one is a kitty cat in a Christmas stocking. I want to send them to three different people. Just zing me a pm!


All gone! Thanks, all!



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